Twisted Stitch Gauntlets by Deborah Newton

Twisted Stitch Gauntlets

October 2007
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch worked in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
411 yards (376 m)
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Pattern description from Interweave Knits: “The richly textured surfaces of Deborah Newton’s Twisted Stitch Gauntlets are deceptively complex: Though the motifs look impressive, no single cross involves more than two stitches. A simple four-row texture pattern highlights thumbs and fingers. The right and left gloves are mirrored for symmetry.”

Finished Size: About 7.25” hand circumference at base of fingers, 11.5” circumference at cuff opening, and 9.5” long from CO to base of fingers. To fit a woman’s large or a man’s small.

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (55% merino, 33% microfiber, 12% cashmere; 137 yd 125 m/50 g): #007 deep rose, 3 balls. Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever.

Needles: Size 4 (3.5 mm): set of 4 doublepointed (dpn). Optional needles for fingertips—size 3 (3.25 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Cable needle (cn); stitch markers; stitch holders or smooth, contrasting scrap yarn; tapestry needle.

Additional Gauge:

  • 24 sts of Hand chart measure 3” wide on larger needles
  • 6-st finger patt measures ¾“ wide on larger needles

Notes from Interweave Knits:

  • “To reduce bulk between the fingers and create a tighter fit, change to smaller needles to knit fingers.”
  • “For smaller gloves, use smaller needles throughout and adjust finger lengths as necessary. A stockinette gauge of seven stitches over 4” will produce gloves with a hand circumference of 6¾” to 7” for about a woman’s size Medium. Using larger needles to increase the size of the gloves is not recommended because a looser gauge may produce an unsatisfactory fabric.“
  • “The charted patterns for the cuff, wrist, and hand contain an exact number of rounds to the base of the fingers. In order to make gloves the same length as the gloves shown, it is essential to match the stated row gauge.”
  • “To prevent holes from forming at the base of the fingers, you may pick up more stitches at the base of each finger than given in the instructions, then decrease the extra stitches in the first few finger rounds.”

Pattern on pages 52-57. Photos on page 31.